It's been a lovely weather week here in Portland, which makes my daily bike commute much more pleasant; I don't have to wear long sleeves, and wearing shorts doesn't make me feel like a frozen side of beef when I get to work in the morning. But with the smooth always comes the crunchy; yesterday, on my ride home, I rode through my first cloud of little gnats and ate my first bug snack of the spring/summer riding season.
It's one of those gross, unavoidable things that happen when you ride; it's usually just a gnat or two, but one time I did end up horking down a bee, which was no fun whatsoever. It didn't sting its way down, or anything - it was just unpleasant, one of those slow-mo things you see coming and can't avoid and still know it's going to be no fun. It doesn't happen often, maybe once or twice a year, but after I rode through the gnat cloud yesterday I thought "yep, it's spring now!".
What about you? Is there anything that you can point to, any event or situation that happens where you say "yep, it's spring/summer"? Hopefully if so it's not as gross as swallowing a bug.
We also haven't talked about beer in a while. Had any good seasonals lately?
Anything else you want to talk about?